Title IV-E Stipend Program provides professional education and monetary support to undergraduate and graduate Social Work MSW students who intend to pursue or continue a career in the field of public child welfare.

The goals of the Title IV-E Stipend Program:

  • To increase the number of PCW workers in California with BASW and MSW degreesSpring-bulding.jpg
  • To prioritize the enrollment of current state/county/Tribal social services staff
  • To prioritize the enrollment of students who reflect the diversity of California’s child welfare population
  • To provide specific program support through the provision of monetary support to students
  • To provide specific program support through a specialized competency-based child welfare curriculum

The purpose was to establish new educational objectives for social workers who aid culturally diverse families living in poverty, and publicly supported public child welfare services. Curriculum development in Social Work Education is required because the field of child welfare is changing rapidly.  A special focus on keeping children in their homes and on permanency planning, in an effort to break the cycle of multiple foster homes for dependent children.

MSW students in the full-time program take four courses per semester or eight courses per academic year. All courses must be completed with at least a 'B' grade.

Course Course Description

 

Fall Semester

SWRK 202 Social Work with Diverse Populations
SWRK 204A Social Work Practice I
SWRK 235A Theoretical Bases of Social Behavior
SWRK 250 Social Welfare Policy & Services
SWRK 295A First Semester Field Instruction

 

Spring Semester

SWRK 204B Social Work Practice II
SWRK 210 Methods of Social Research
SWRK 235B Theoretical Bases of Social Behavior
SWRK ____ Elective
SWRK 295B Second Semester Field Instruction

 

Course
Course Description

 

Fall Semester

SWRK 207A Multi-level Practice Children & Families
SWRK 500 Thesis /Project or 501 (Advanced Research)
SWRK 297A  Second Year Advance Field Instruction
SWRK 213 Public Child Welfare Practice
SWRK ____ Elective

 

Spring Semester

SWRK 207B Multi-level Practice Children & Families
SWRK 500 Thesis/Project or 502  (Advanced Research)
SWRK 297B Second Year Advance Field Instruction
SWRK 253  Advanced Policy

Elective Courses for all three areas of Specialization:
While taking the foundation courses, students are required to take two elective courses (6 units) listed below that are open for all three areas of specialization. From time to time, there are new and revised elective courses offered for the fall and spring semester. Students are welcome to take any of those elective courses as well

SWRK 215 Mediation & Restorative Justice
SWRK 218 Chemical Dependency
SWRK 226 Family Interventions
SWRK 232 Spirituality in Social Work
SWRK 259 International Social Work
SWRK 261 Grant Writing and Resource Development

Please Note: Courses are to be followed in the order established by the Sacramento State, Division of Social Work. The above is NOT in sequential order.

For more information about the Title IV-E Stipend Program please
 contact Dr. Tracy Kent at kentt@csus.edu